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(From press release) Lea Darrah, an advocate for children for more than 20 years, will be representing the Davis School Board as Trustee for Area 2. Under recently adopted policy, the Davis Joint Unified School Board election process established five trustee areas. As Darrah was the only person to file... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
Uncertain about the difference between a single-payer system and a public option linked to the Affordable Care Act? The League of Women Voters Davis Area will offer an educational program on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 to help voters understand and compare the two choices. “Health-care Reform:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
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Join the League of Women Voters Davis Area and Davis Media Access for a Zoom forum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 for five candidates vying for three spots on the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Education. Zoom forums will also be held on Sunday,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2020 at The Davisite
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The Yolo Committee for Diverse and Inclusive Elections (YCDIE) will be hosting two virtual candidate forums on Saturday, September 12th. The first will run from 10 am to 12 pm and is for candidates running for the Davis Joint Unified School District and Los Rios Community College District boards. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at The Davisite
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Citing grounds of “excessive traffic, greenhouse gas emissions, and poor land-use and planning”, the Sierra Club announces its opposition to Measure B in Davis CA on the November 2020 municipal ballot. Measure B is a vote to allow the annexation of approximately 200-acres of Prime farmland on the northeast periphery... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2020 at The Davisite
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Larry Guenther is the most honest man I know in Davis. He has the instincts of a reformer, and the energy to move reform forward. He believes that the local expertise we enjoy on our city commissions is being superseded by non-transparent decision-making at City Hall. If you live in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at The Davisite
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The Walsh for Davis City Council campaign announces a Green Belt Chat with Colin Walsh on Thursday morning, Sept. 3, 7:30 am to 9:30 am! Please come meet Colin Walsh, candidate for Davis City Council, District 2. Neighbors are invited to drop by the Greenbelt near the picnic tables and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at The Davisite
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The No on DISC - No on Measure B campaign announces that its signs are now available, free, for use on your lawn or street facing window. This creative and attractive sign uses humor to point out three major flaws in the project: increased traffic gridlock, increased greenhouse gases, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at The Davisite
An upcoming Zoom forum will allow Davis voters to meet and greet the four District 5 City Council Candidates — Rochelle Swanson, Josh Chapman, Kelsey Fortune and Connor Gorman. This virtual forum will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, and will allow time for two questions per... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at The Davisite
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Large commercial property owners are avoiding billions of dollars per year through a tax loophole created by Proposition 13. Since the start of the pandemic, California's 165 billionaires have seen their wealth increase by $175 billion. None of that wealth has translated to lower prices for consumers and everyday people.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2020 at The Davisite
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How Did We Get District Elections? By Larry Guenther In 2019, the City of Davis was threatened with a lawsuit under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) by attorney and former Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad. The letter stated that if the City of Davis did not institute district elections,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2020 at The Davisite
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Faith leaders speak out At the Davis City Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 18, a 3-2 vote approved the University Commons Proposal. We, the undersigned faith leaders, express our disappointment at this decision. While we are encouraged by Brixmor's increase from 0% to 5% affordable housing at the 80% median... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2020 at The Davisite
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(From press release) Call it a decade of deliciousness or a tradition of nutrition. The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market celebrates 10 years of bringing farm-fresh produce and local foods to employees and visitors on Thursday, Aug. 6, as the nation celebrates National Farmers Market Week. “Fruit and vegetables are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2020 at The Davisite
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By Larry Guenther I am running for City Council because I am frustrated with decisions that have been made and opportunities that have been missed. And I'm running because I am hopeful and know our community can do better. I am frustrated when our Police Accountability Commission asks the City... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at The Davisite
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By David Taormino The list of challenges for residential developers and builders in Davis is long and well known. To be honest, our community’s reputation for opposing nearly all growth was a major hurdle when we presented Bretton Woods to 14 financially qualified and experienced national home builders. Almost all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at The Davisite
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By Greg Rowe This is a rebuttal to the staff report on the proposed University Commons project. It falsely implies that limiting 4-bedroom units to 45% of the 264 units (or 119 units) is a developer concession. But as stated in the EIR Notice of Preparation (November 16, 2018, p.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at The Davisite
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The following letter was sent to the Davis City Council and is reprinted here at the request of the author. Dear City Council, I am writing to ask you to support the unanimous decision of the Planning Commission to not approve the U-Mall project for all of the reasons they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2020 at The Davisite
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(From press release) In the span of 7 days, the Yolo Committee for Diverse and Inclusive Elections (YCDIE) collected over 1,700 signatures (1,472 of which were submitted this morning) for a petition calling for a special election to fill the seat on the Davis Joint Unified School District’s governing board... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at The Davisite
by Alan Pryor Summary David Taormino, the developer of the Bretton Woods senior housing development just west of Sutter Hospital, is trying to pull another fast one on the City of Davis' senior population. Taormino just proposed, and City Staff supports, that the Davis-Based Buyers Program be rescinded from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at The Davisite
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To Whom It May Concern: As faith leaders in Davis, CA, we strongly oppose the changes in regulations on seeking asylum in the United States being proposed by the Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review of the Department of Justice. These proposals would effectively end... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2020 at The Davisite
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This Zoom screenshot shows Soroptimist International of Davis 2020-2021 officers wearing starry-eyed glasses for their installation. From top left are Heather Carpenter, Lynn Fowler, Wendy Weitzel, Maggie Memmott, Evie Wright, Kacie Woodward, Emily Ziser, Elaine Barratt, Katherine Hess, Karen Westphalen, Lori Hansen and Carol MacDonald. (From press release) Soroptimist International... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at The Davisite
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(From press release) While the Fourth of July won’t have the traditional fireworks, the Davis Farmers will be open, featuring all of the flavors that make the holiday memorable. On July 4, the market is open for its regular Saturday hours – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – in Central... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2020 at The Davisite
(From press release) On Sunday, June 21, 2020, Parents of African-American Children - Davis (PAACD) is hosting a family -friendly walk in Davis to honor the victims of racial injustice and police brutality and highlight the importance of talking to children early about race and racial prejudice. The walk will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at The Davisite
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Is it a "Field of Schemes"? By Alan Pryor EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The COVID-pandemic has accelerated and likely made permanent huge increases in home-based, work-related remote telecommuting. This trend would dramatically decrease office space needs in sprawling business parks like the proposed Davis Innovation and Sustainability Center (DISC) (formerly known as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at The Davisite
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Sub-Committee will bring draft to full Commission meeting this week Proposed Transportation Baseline Features for Davis Innovation Sustainability Campus: Parking Lots and Internal Streets, Housing, Transportation Demand Management, Site Access and Traffic Mitigation Features and general Mitigation Features The City of Davis (City) Bicycling, Transportation and Street Safety Commission (BTSSC)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at The Davisite